Red Deer Polytechnic 
Recruitment Services Newsletter

April 2022 Edition
In this issue:
Important Dates
From the Academic Calendar

Apr 1, 2022

First day to apply for Winter term 2023.
Apr 8, 2022
Last day of classes for Full year 2021-22 and Winter Term 2022 courses. Last day to withdraw from Full year and Winter term courses and receive a WD. 
Apr 13, 2022
First day of Final Exams.
Apr 15, 2022
Good Friday. College Closed.
Apr 18, 2022
College open. No credit classes.
Apr 25, 2022
Final grades available for Winter term courses.
Apr 25, 2022
Waitlist ends for Spring term.

Apr 30, 2022
Tuition fee deposit Deadline
May 2, 2022
First day of classes for Spring Term 2022.
May 2, 2022
Tuition fees due for Spring term 2022. Registration will be cancelled if tuition is not paid.
May 17, 2022
New student registration opens for 2022-2023

Program Suspensions

Over the past year, Red Deer Polytechnic has added more than a dozen new programs – across a range of credentials – to our program mix. Now, to complete and compliment this refined and updated list of program offerings, RDP has announced the suspension of a number of current programs and majors, to come into effect over the coming years. 
New students will be admitted for Fall 2022 Term into refreshed programs in the same subject areas and credentials.
The following programs are suspended – and won’t accept new applicants for Fall 2022 Term: 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (University Transfer)  
    • New students will complete Red Deer Polytechnic's new Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    • Students currently admitted to a University Transfer program, will now be enrolled in Red Deer Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, or University Arts Diploma or Open Studies, based on admission requirements. 
  • Bachelor of Science majors – the Polytechnic is streamlining 22 university transfer majors into distinct Red Deer Polytechnic programs.  
    • New students will be admitted into programs including: the University Sciences Diploma, Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Bachelor of Science in Psychology. 
    • New students admitted to one of our pre-professional programs  will now be enrolled in RDP’s Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences degree. This provides students with two options:  
      • they can continue their current pathway and complete up to two years of university transfer courses at Red Deer Polytechnic 
      • they can continue as a student at Red Deer Polytechnic and complete all four years of a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. 
  • Management Certificate  
    • New students can apply for admission to RDP’s new Business Certificate, to begin in Fall 2022 Term.  
  • Business Administration Diploma 
    • With the launch of Red Deer Polytechnic’s new Business Certificate, Business Diploma (both starting in Fall 2022) and Bachelor of Business Administration (starting in Fall 2023), there will be extensive laddering options for students. 
    • New students can apply for admission to RDP's new Business Certificate or Business Diploma, to begin in Fall 2022 Term. 
New applicants who do not meet admission requirements for these programs will be admitted to Open Studies. They can continue their current pathway and complete some University Transfer courses while they obtain the admission requirement(s) necessary for admission to our institution’s new degree or diploma.

The following program will accept students in Fall 2022, but will not accept students in Fall 2023: 
  • Bachelor of Education (Middle Years), in collaboration with University of Alberta 
    • New students can apply to Red Deer Polytechnic’s new Bachelor of Education to begin in Fall 2022 Term. 
    • Students can also enroll in the U of A Collaborative Degree in Fall 2022 offered at Red Deer Polytechnic. This will be the last intake into the University of Alberta Middle Years program. Students will complete the last two years of their degree by April 2024.  
Students can review the Application tab in TheLoop to confirm their program admission starting April 2, 2022.

The updates to these programs will create future pathways for students that continue to meet demand and prepare them for success in their chosen profession.  
Please contact the Student Connect Centre if you have any questions.

Campus Tours

Red Deer Polytechnic is excited to once again be offering IN PERSON guided campus tours

Visit our world-class Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre; check out the Fine Arts studios; get a glimpse into the facilities - classrooms and labs, learning and creating places, relaxing and FUN spaces - that make up the campus.

Students or parents can sign up at More dates will be added for the coming months, and throughout the summer. We can also incorporate an informational presentation right here in one of our Red Deer Polytechnic classrooms. If you have a larger group or want a customized tour, contact us today!

Our virtual tours are also available for those unable to come on campus. 

 We are so excited to welcome you to Red Deer Polytechnic! Please contact us today!

Registration Tips and Tools - Free Sessions

Course Registration Sessions
Learn the Tools | Get Help | Be Successful

  • April 25 (10:30 – 11:50 am)
  • April 26 (3:00 – 4:20 pm)
  • May 16 (10:30 – 11:50 am)
  • May 17 (3:00 – 4:20 pm)
Register to attend! Join us online or in the Library - Room 1006R

Red Deer Polytechnic Announces $2,500 Tuition Giveaway

Red Deer Polytechnic is excited to expand our “Real impact. Right here.” campaign with a $2,500 tuition giveaway! This giveaway is open to anyone who is a student or who is interested in becoming a Red Deer Polytechnic student.  

To enter, individuals are required to submit a 15- to 30-second TikTok video that shows their creativity and individuality as a student. The story options are limitless, and participants may choose to create a video that: 

  • Shares their student story or journey 
  • Shows their student life and experience 
  • Shows us how they’re making a difference 
  • Describes what they’re looking forward to about starting their program at RDP 
  • Explains why it is meaningful for them to come to RDP 

Complete details are available at, which includes a link to the contest rules.  Visit Red Deer Polytechnic’s Instagram and TikTok platforms to learn more and view an example video. The contest will close on June 10, 2022.  

Red Deer Polytechnic Building on Excellence Academic Award
Who said there is no such thing as free money? If you are a current high school student planning to attend a credit program at Red Deer Polytechnic next fall, with an average of 80% or higher in five 5-credit grade 11 or grade 12 subjects, you could get $1,000 awards towards your tuition. It’s easy to apply!  
Beginning October 1, 2021:
  • Email your transcript or Detailed Academic Report to
  • Be sure to provide an up-to-date email address and phone number with the above.
  • Please note transcripts/Detailed Academic Reports will not be accepted prior to October 1.
There are limited scholarships to be awarded. Be sure to apply today! 
RDP's Response to COVID-19
UPDATE – Return to More in-Person Learning Starting February 28 & COVID-19 Protocols 

Starting on Monday, February 28, Red Deer Polytechnic is pleased to resume more in-person course and service more

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